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Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

An Overview of Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes focus on aiding the muscles used in everyday activity and is performed at a pace that suits participants. Chair-based exercise can be done at home or in small groups and is easy to fit in to your daily routine.

Research has shown that many of the exercises can help to strengthen muscles and bone. Stronger muscles make every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain. You are less likely to injure your self doing everyday activities, stronger muscles help to improve balance and walking. There are exercises included that will help to improve your circulation which in turn will help to lessen cramp and help to keep you warmer.

Benefits

  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls

Costs

Chair based exercises can be done for free in the comfort of your own home.

Involvement

Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.

Equipment

Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Find Chair Based Exercise Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Strong & Steady Exercise Classes

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes are aimed at helping people who have fallen or are at risk of falling to improve muscle strength, balance and confidence
Heavenly Fitness

Heavenly Fitness

Unusual Fitness classes for all ages and abilities
Bungee Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Hammocks, Pre Natal Yoga, Kids Aerial Fitness, Pilates, Silks and more
Membership available but non members welcome

The Net Community Hub

The Net Community Hub

The Net provides social and wellbeing activities for the vulnerable and elderly residents in the area, to combat social isolation.

LimbPower

LimbPower

LimbPower was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation